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What is Infrared?

Although saunas have been popular for centuries, they are not often thought of for treatments in traditional medicine.  Traditionally, saunas have been unbearably hot, steamy rooms in which breathing can be difficult.  But the saunas of today have technologically evolved from the harsh, 200°+ rooms they originated from to a soothing, healthy heat.  Sunlighten infrared technology brings forth a therapeutic treatment that is not only relaxing but also clinically shown beneficial for your health. These saunas also help eliminate toxins, further supporting the healing process.  This is one of the many reasons why infrared sauna therapy is one of the fastest growing home therapies.

Infrared wavelengths are the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) rays.  These rays have the ability to penetrate human tissue.  This characteristic makes infrared beneficial because it heats the body directly at the core rather than simply warming the air resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside.

Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things.  You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning.  Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight.  In fact, infrared’s gentle heat is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.